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Welcoming our new school: Wellington College Bilingual Shanghai

19 Mar 2018

Wellington College Bilingual Shanghai has now received its school licence, a year after we broke ground and began construction on the school site. The new school buildings are to the north of the early years setting, close to the Oriental Sports Centre. The College has been built to the highest specification, building on our experiences with the other Wellingtons in China.  

 The new Wellington College Bilingual Shanghai will be open in August, initially admitting pupils from primary and junior high. It will grow over the next seven years to become a grade 1 to 12 school, with the vast majority of grade 1s coming from our bilingual early years setting. The aim of Wellington College Bilingual Shanghai is to provide an education based on the best of both worlds: the best of the Chinese tradition and the best of the Wellington approach. The pupils will be taught the Shanghai curriculum to age 15, supplemented by the best elements of an English curriculum. Half the teaching will be in Chinese, and half in English. Half the teachers will be Chinese, half will be English; almost all have already been recruited. As in the early years setting, we will share our commitment to developing the whole-child, to the Wellington Identity and to the Wellington Values.


 Admissions will begin when the formal Shanghai admissions round opens in April. In the meantime, we are now able to share detailed information about the College, its curriculum, its staff and our plans. We know that very many of our Wellington families have friends and colleagues who are very keen to secure places in the new College. We expect to be very oversubscribed, so parents will be eager to find out the admissions arrangements. Please feel free to pass on the information below:

[Our new website can be reached 

Please join the new Wellington College Bilingual Shanghai WeChat account. 

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